Sunday, July 19, 2015

Tea on the Lawn at the Mill of Kintail

The Ramsay Women’s Institute have been serving Tea on the Lawn at the Mill of Kintail since 1958. Each summer, they serve their tea and loaves from 2 to 4 on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. We have enjoyed this a handful of times and thought that Wednesday being not too hot, it would be a good time for our 2015 outing.

On that day, the sunny tables were occupied, so we sat in the slightly chilly shade. However, Sue is seldom chilly, so it was all good.



For five bucks you can have either tea or lemonade plus a plate of yummy loaves. It's less for kids, and you can also order the beverages separately. But why would you?


After tea, we took a stroll. It was a little buggy, and we weren't dressed for hiking, so we kept it short. As per usual, I looked around for photo subjects.


In the above photo, I was probably taking one of these shots. ↓




Before leaving, I snapped these flowers by The Cloister. With a low depth of field (done purposefully), you can't really see the building, but it's there.


They haven't finished upgrading the kids playground yet, but we have a little while before we will have a couple of weeks with the kids in August. We usually do a picnic there, let them play on the equipment and also in the Indian River, which is really low this year.

11 comments:

Linda Kay said...

What a lovely day, and Sue looks very happy and content with her tea. Nature provides us with incredible art.

ADRIAN said...

There is enough cake there to feed an army.

Tabor said...

I love days with good food and good photographs.

EG CameraGirl said...

Coffee and cake sounds delicious right now. It's almost lunchtime!

Ginnie said...

Wow AC, you and yours sure stay busy. Between music fests, book stores and just plain having fun ... a nice close family. I would love to join you for tea and feel a bit of that chilly air ... ours is deadly HOT.

troutbirder said...

Nothing like an afternoon tea with a charming lady....:)

Mage said...

Just lovely.

Gail Dixon said...

Sigh. I could use some chilly shade right now. Great set of pics from your fun day! Sue looks so relaxed and happy.

Lorna Cunningham-Rushton said...

Sue looks lovely in purple

Valerie said...

Lovely to read that the WI is still making cakes. My WI is less active now that they're all elderly but we persevere!

Vicki Lane said...

Tea in the chilly shade sounds heavenly. And I love the colors and textures in your nature shots!